Wednesday, February 26, 2014

26 February 2014

Taylor Dooley b. 1993 (Monster Night, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D)
Teresa Palmer b. 1986 (Parts Per Billion, Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Grudge 2)
Shiloh Fernandez b. 1985 (Evil Dead, Red Riding Hood, Dead Girl, Jericho)
Drew Goddard b. 1975 (writer, The Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield, Lost, Angel, Buffy)
Marc Dacascos b. 1964 (Mortal Kombat: Legacy [TV], Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, Wolvesbayne, The Middleman, Stargate: Atlantis, I am Omega, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven [TV}, The Island of Dr, Moreau, The Flash [TV], The Brotherhood of the Wolf)
Chase Masterson b. 1963 (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Digital Man, Sliders)
Marta Kristen b. 1945 (Lost in Space [1998 and 1965], Battle Beyond the Stars, Project U.F.O.)
Lawrence Montaigne b. 1931 (Escape to Witch Mountain, Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Batman, The Time Tunnel)
Tony Randall b. 1920 died 17 May 2004 (The Seven Faces of Dr, Lao, The Brass Bottle)
Mason Adams b. 1919 died 26 April 2005 (From the Earth to the Moon, Not of this Earth, Toy Soldiers, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Revenge of the Stepford Wives)
Theodore Sturgeon b 1918 died 8 may 1985 (author, More Than Human, Amok Time)
Dane Clark b. 1912 died 11 February 1998 (The Twilight Zone)

So, thinking about iconic. Chase Masterson at Leeta or Lawrence Montaigne as Stonn would be easily recognizable, but I take a lot of stills from Star Trek and decided to give the show a day off. I could go with Ted Sturgeon or even Tony Randall from The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, but instead I chose Marta Kristen from Lost in Space, a show that to its credit had three female characters in the cast, more than any other sci-fi show from the 1960s. To its discredit, those three characters had almost nothing to do, the show devolving into the "Dr. Smith, Will and the Robot Show".

Many happy returns to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories. 


Predictor: T. Baron Russell in A Hundred Years Hence, published in 1905

Prediction: Canada, for one example, has an area greater than that of the United States, with a population smaller than the population of Greater London. And Canada, endowed as it is with almost every source of wealth, will before long become perhaps the richest country in the world. By this time next century it will also be one of the most populous.

Reality:  Ummm... no.  It's 37th on the most populous country list, just behind Uganda. There are more Californians that there are Canadians. Maybe climate change will warm the place up some, but until that day, way too much of Canada is too cold for most people to want to live there.

In their favor, they are a country rich in natural resources and they have done a great job in hockey, eh? But that tar sand stuff. I wish they would reconsider.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We get a new Thursday regular predictor tomorrow. Who will it be?

To find out, join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. REVENGE of The Stepford Wives? What hell is this?

    Canada. Populous. There's a big chunk of Alberta that's been turned into an unlivable hellscape by the extraction industry. Populate THAT, T. Baron.

    T. Baron. What a great name.

  2. We get a new Thursday regular predictor tomorrow. Who will it be?

    I'm hoping it's Bill Nye.

    1. I've only seen the one Bill Nye idea about better bike lanes. Is there another source.

      (Obviously, since I've only got one thing from him so far, he's not my new Thursday regular.)

  3. Marc Dacascos also played a Native-American sidekick to an 18th Century French Naturalist in a fun French genre film entitled The Brotherhood of the Wolf. Pure entertainment and some very good martial arts and monster special effects. Fun to watch when you have winter cabin fever.

  4. Dacascos also played Sensei Ping on "The Middleman".


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